Reignite Your Marriage Relationship
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother,
and shall cleave unto his wife;
and they shall be one flesh.
Reignite – verb 1. to catch fire or cause to catch fire again; 2. to flare up or cause to flare up again.
Dictionary.com 2012, Collins English Dictionary
Unfortunately, we can become so busy in today’s world that we find ourselves neglecting family time. What drives our busyness? Often times it’s our desire to provide for our families’ needs. But busyness can crowd out time for opportunities to express our love.
I was raised in a home where my parents were always busy. They were so busy that we had a housemaid who functioned as both mother and father. Maybe you also have been raised in a family where there was no time for you. Usually when there is no time for the children, the parents don’t have time for each other either. If you have never lived under the example of a loving marital relationship, it’s difficult to understand how a husband should treat his wife and how a wife should treat her husband.
There is a well-known saying “Actions speak louder than words.” Well, love is more than words. Love is something you do! It requires action to demonstrate and fully communicate love. We can say “I love you” all we want, but if our love isn’t backed up by our actions, our words ring hollow.
Many times we think that loving our spouse has to be in line with our feelings. Couples will believe that they are no longer in love because their romantic feelings have changed. Remember, love is something you do. It is the actions you take. I believe with God’s help, romantic feelings can be reignited by choosing our emotions toward and reactions to our spouse.
Husbands and wives are intended to cleave to each other (Genesis 2:24). God never planned for us to live separate lives. We need each other, and we should be a vital part of each other’s well-being.
Unfortunately, many couples become strangers to each other. Although they live in the same house they have lost the affection connection they once felt for each other.
Marriage was provided by God to solve the problem of being without support. In Genesis 2:18 God says, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make a helpmeet for him.” God knew that a man needed a helper. This places a great value on the woman. So if you as a wife have ever questioned your value, you should realize what great value God places upon you!
Love covers (Proverbs 10:12, Proverbs 19:9, I Peter 4:8). It covers every imperfection. It certainly doesn’t demand perfection from our spouse, because we know that we ourselves are not perfect.
Oftentimes, people go into marriage thinking, I don’t like such–and–such about my spouse, but I will change it after we are married. But if you can’t accept that person as is, don’t marry him or her! And if you are married, quit trying to change your spouse. Love your mate for who he or she is.
My husband and I have been married for over 30 years. We have gone through some rough waters but we always knew one thing: we were going to stay together no matter what. I can honestly say that I am more in love with my husband than when we were dating.
If your marriage is stale, I’d like to encourage you to put a love log on that home fire and reignite your marriage. I am sure you will find yourself in love all over again!
Will you choose love and to take loving actions toward your spouse? Now, that’s the choice-driven life!
Today’s Bible Reading:
Isa 64-66; 2 Cor 2
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